Other Websites About Kentucky

Chris Fleming's Page

Chris Fleming at <[email protected]> has a website which lists publications for sale by the Letcher County Historical Society.

(NEW, Feb. 2001) Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum

Information for many local Kentucky history articles from the papers of Ben E. Clement. There are over 1,000 photographs and a collection on mines and minerals. Curator: Ron Stubblefield, P. O. Box 391, Marion, KY 42064. Museum Phone: (270) 965-4263. E-mail: [email protected].

(UPDATED, Feb. 2001) Van Lear Historical Society, Inc.

The Van Lear Historical Society, Inc., meets the third Monday of each monthat the Coal Miners Museum, located at 78 Miller's Creek Road in central Van Lear. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Membership dues are $10 per year and includes a subscription to The Bankmule, a quarterly magazine about all things Van Lear. Our annual Van Lear Town Celebration is held the first full weekend in August (Friday-Sunday). The VLHS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the community of Van Lear, for it's former, present, and future citizens. President: Danny K. Blevins. E-mail us at [email protected] or write to: The Van Lear Historical Society, P. O. Box 336, Van Lear, KY 41265.

NEW (Jan. 2001): The Samuel May House Archive - This page contains the complete text of The Oldest House in the Valley, by Robert Perry. Perry's book is about the Samuel May House, the oldest house in the Big Sandy Valley. It contains hundreds of interesting photographs documenting the history of Floyd County, plus Big Sandy steamboats, Wheelwright in 1946, the lost trunk of Winnie Fitzpatrick Johns, the slave narrative of Uncle Charlie Richmond, past masters of Zebulon Lodge, Wet -vs- Dry issues, and many other pages of interest!

"Surnames Of Kentucky" - now has its own domain. You are invited to visit this new site to see what is now offered. In addition to our old pages, like Kentucky's Most Wanted Ancestors, Kentucky's Unsolved Mysteries, Kentucky Folklore, and others, we now offer a Kentucky Surnames Registry, where postings are done in real time. Please stop by and take a look.

Genealogy Heaven - Irma Miller Shepherd's website. Irma has 10 years experience in genealogy. Because of her love for genealogy, she is helping thousands harvest their ancestors from many states and foriegn countries through these beautiful works of art. All books are visually compiled just like the original records, with close attention to detail. Available Records: Russell County, Pulaski County, Cumberland County, and Clinton County. In the works: other records from Casey, Adair, Clinton, and Cumberland Counties.

West-Central Kentucky Family Research Association Meetings & Web Site -- The WCKFRA, P. O. Box 1932, Owensboro, KY 42302-1932, meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p. m. in either the auditorium of the Daviess County Public Library, 450 Griffith Avenue, in Owensboro, or the WCKFRA Library, at 222 Walnut Street, in Owensboro. Membership is $15 per year, which includes annual subscriptions to "The WCKFRA Bulletin," the association's newsletter, and "Kentucky Family Records," WCKFRA's genealogical periodical. Each are published quarterly. The Society has many publications for sale and, also, maintains a library-workroom at 222 Walnut Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, open each Wednesday, from 9 a. m. to 12 noon. Kentucky Genealogical Research, especially Daviess and Ohio counties. Visit our web page.
William W. Turner's Home Page -- Turner family (and other surnames) genealogy information featured here. 

Kentucky Walking Sticks -- Randy Spencer's site featuring his line of handcrafted, unique Eastern Kentucky red sassafras walking sticks. Approximately 52" long, each has a leather strap at the top.

Denton Family Genealogy - Over 26,000 descendants of Rev. Richard Denton, who came to America in 1635, including hundreds of Dentons and allied families in Kentucky from the earliest, who were at Harrodsburg, Ruddle's Station, and Boonesboro, to those of the current century. Major surnames include Denton, Moore, Hunt, Lewis, Smith, Brummett, Montgomery, and many others.

Kentucky Genealogy
This is a top site. Every county in Kentucky has a link to this page. There are hundreds and hundreds of genealogy pages to visit. (Every county has several.) Valuable information and free queries and a host of other services. 

Kentucky's Official Vacation Guide
A Real Treat! For information on every section of our dear old Kentucky, check out this site. There're few places which can compare to the vacation choices of Kentucky! Don't miss this page's Links To Other Things Of Interest!

Hazard and Perry County, Kentucky - A very detailed website featuring hundreds of old pictures, articles, and many other things of interest concerning this southeast Kentucky community. If you have any ties to Hazard or Perry County, you've got to see it!

Seed Savers - A fascinating site devoted to seeds, found by one of our readers. Check this one out!
www.kentuckylake.org - The Marshall County Tourist Commission's web site for Kentucky Lake. Definitely worth a visit!
Ancestor Page
Looking for a lost ancestor? Maybe this link will help! One of the most complete genealogy links on the Internet!

Johnson County, Kentucky History - If you have an interest in Johnson County and Paintsville, or the surrounding area, take a look at this new website.
Southeastern Kentucky - Looking for links and other information to counties in Southeast Kentucky. C. Richard Matthews' site has received many good comments. Come visit with us.
Southeastern Kentucky Site - features material on Bell and surrounding counties. Also, has information on local cemeteries.
Whitley County Historical Society- The web site is the home of the Whitley County Historical and Genealogy Society.
www.wilderness-road.com - an interesting website dedicated to history and genealogy of southeastern Kentucky.

Maps Of Kentucky & Anywhere In The USA
This is a unique site, indeed! If you want to know where any feature in the USA is, just visit this site. For example, I looked up cemeteries in my home county of Breathitt. A map appeared showing 99 cemeteries appeared. Each cemetery can be visited. Maps of many other features are here!

BaiCon Genealogy - BaiCon Genealogy began in the spring of 1996 and has since grown to what it is today and continues to grow. It has helped countless people find their roots or find answers to questions long asked by their families. It has done this at no cost to that person requesting the information. 
Surnames of Kentucky - Surnames for Kentucky ancestors.
"Traditions and Treasures: Kentucky Folklife" - This site is the outgrowth of a folklife project started between a 5th-grade class of Meadowthorpe Elementary School (Lexington, KY) and a U.S. History class of Garrard County High School. 
Kentucky Cemeteries - A site dedicated to Kentucky cemetery records. It contains actual Kentucky cemetery records, as well as a directory of links to sites with Kentucky cemetery records.
Actors Guild of Lexington - Lexington's only non-profit professional theatre for adult audiences.
The Big Turtle - When Daniel Boone explored the Kentucky wilderness, the Native Americans named him Sheltowee, meaning 'Big Turtle'. Today, The Big Turtle is a fifty acre special events site directly across Kentucky Highway 11 from Natural Bridge State Park in Slade, Powell County, Kentucky.
Historical Indexing - They provide personal names and subject indexes of Kentucky Newspapers from the late 1800s to the mid-1950s. Counties indexed so far are Boone, Carroll, Floyd, Harlan, Letcher, Owen, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe Counties. Click on catalog for the years that the indexes cover and how to purchase them. Click on free name lookups for index searches.
Any Kentuckian with ties to Scotland will enjoy the vast amount of information given at this site, home of The Family Tree magazine. Also, make sure you check out the links given here. I visited the Highlander Magazine from here and could hardly believe the huge amount of interesting reading.

Descendants of John Hamlin and Emily Josephene Owens
Genealogy Listservers
A comprehensive list of genealogy listservers can be found in this interesting site.

Filson Club

Filson Club Historical Society - located in Louisville, Kentucky - is one of Kentucky's best known state history organizations. Its website is very informative.

Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society - Frankfort, Kentucky - has been gathering the state's history for almost 175 years. Its museum, library, and other sources are a state-treasure. Visit its website at once!

Grayson County Historical Society -- The GCHS meets in and owns the historic Jack Thomas House on East Main Street, Leitchfield, Kentucky. The Society's board meets monthly, plus there are three general meetings per year for members and the public: Second Tuesday in February, June, and October, at 7 p.m. Several publications are for sale and the Society is currently working on a history book of Grayson County and its family histories. Dues for membership are $10 per year. Visit their web site today, or e-mail for more information: [email protected]

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